Category Archives: telecom

Zhang Ying leads RSM Huawei partnership focus on education

The Rotterdam School of Management(RSM) and telecom giant Huawei have signed a partnership to deepen their cooperation on the digitalization of the transformation of education. RSM professor Zhang Ying will lead the new partnership, according to the China Daily.

Samsung has a leadership problem – Shaun Rein

The global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has plunged the Korean company into disarray. Samsung was already a long time without leadership, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Bloomberg, but the disaster has only become worse, after the latest disaster.

China, US BIT agreement win-win for both – Sara Hsu

When President Xi Jinping visits Washington next week, there is a fair chance the long-awaited bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between China and the US might get finalized. A win-win for both countries, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Apple leaves troublesome past behind – Shaun Rein

For a long time, Apple did not get it right in China. Business analyst Shaun Rein notes that now the American giant is doing things right and ships more smartphones to China, even more than Xiaomi. From Mercury News.

Apple, China Mobile deal no game-changer – Shaun Rein

Apple got after five years negotiating its deal with China Mobile, the world´s largest mobile telecom provider. But according to business analyst Shaun Rein it is very unlikely many of the 759 million China Mobile subscribers will fall for Apple´s 4G phones. The top-end users have already signed up subscriptions with for example Samsung, and 80% of the users use 2G and won´t switch easy to 4G.

Apple’s China Mobile deal might have some drawbacks – Shaun Rein

Apple got after two years of negotiations its deal with the world’s largest telecom company China Mobile. But the 500 million customers of China Mobile might not all queue up for a 4G deal with Apple, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg. And recent reform plans might not spell well for China Mobile either.

Shanghai FTZ: increased competitiveness in service industry – Shaun Rein

The main reason for China’s government to start the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last weekend was to increase competitiveness in the service sector, where in telecom and finance state-owned giants have been dominating up to now, tells Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein on Radio Australia.

New rules on mobiles force market into maturity – Ben Cavender

China’s MIIT, the ministry of industry and information technology, prepares new legislation on apps for mobiles, aimed at protecting the end users. The new regulations will force this new industry into maturity rather than censor it, tells industry analyst Ben Cavender in ZDNet.

Telecommunication changes for 2012 – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang maps out for 88-bar.com the competitive playing field between China’s largest telecom providers, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. What can their customers expect for 2012?

Looking for the bad guys, the shanzai story – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang discusses what is holding back China’s computing industry from creating disruptive innovation. The lack of a common story that binds the industry, is one of a set of shortcomings, she argues on her weblog. Perhaps with the exception of mobile: shanzai.